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Snow was falling throughout last year’s Spirit Challenge race. The forecast appears to be better for this year’s race, which will kick off the Steamboat Springs Running Series on Saturday with 5K and 10K races.

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Steamboat Running Series returns, begins Saturday with Spirit Challenge

Organizers encourage runners to sign up early for popular races

The Steamboat Springs Running Series is set to kick off Saturday, and this year’s slate has a lot to live up to. The 2010 Running Series was a hit, to say the least. More than 1,500 runners from 45 states competed in races. Of those runners, 60 percent were from outside Steamboat.

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